Henderson: No regrets for LFC this season and Kiev can galvanise us in this year's final
It's been a long 12 months since last year's Champions League final.
Within days we'd already made our first signing of the 2018 summer transfer window when Liverpool - somewhat strategically - announced the signing of Fabinho.
The midfield maestro from South America has gone on to become one of the most important players for us this season and will be an almost certain starter on Saturday.
But, while missing out on the Premier League title was a big disappointment, captain Jordan Henderson has no regrets for the season that will end late for Liverpool, on the 1st of June.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, when asked if there were any regrets, Henderson said:
"No, I think the way we’ve played this season in the Premier League with the number of points we managed to get is a really good season.
"We’ve improved a lot from the season before and I can’t really look back and say ‘we could have done this’ or ‘we could have done that’.
"It’s easy to do that and of course people will do that, but for us as a team it’s important to take the positives out of this season - and there’s been a lot of them.
"We’re certainly going in the right direction so we need to continue that, keep working hard and then look to improve next season and keep challenging.
"Obviously we want to win the Premier League and challenge for it next season and this gives us a good platform to push on and do that."
The Reds will go into the match on Saturday against league rivals Spurs, knowing that they could enter a very elite group of clubs to have won the Champions League six or more times. With Real Madrid having won 13 and AC Milan 7.
Bringing the trophy home this time around is something Henderson desperately wants to do and he thinks that the defeat in last season's final can only boost the players ahead of Saturday night.
He continued: "I think that’s the biggest thing in football: it moves forward so quickly that you can’t dwell on things, no matter how good they are or how bad they are.
"You’ve got to get over it and refocus on what’s important and what you can affect going forward.
"There’s no point in dwelling on something when you can’t change it - you’ve just got to take that experience and use it going forward.
"I think it’s a perfect way of doing that, what the lads have shown this season.
"To get to the Champions League final last year and not quite manage to get over the line, it’s about how you respond and we responded really well in the Champions League to get to the final again and in the Premier League as well."